Tank, Savage © Atlantic

Tank, Savage | Top 5 Songs


★★★ R&B singer/songwriter Tank continues to amplify sex on his savage new studio album, fittingly titled, ‘Savage.’ Despite the coolness of R&B, Tank, continues to be prolific.  Despite being incredibly underrated, he’s written and recorded some great music during his career. His 2016 album, Sex Love & Pain II was disappointing, however.  It suffered from trying too hard to assimilate and conform with modern urban … Continue reading Tank, Savage | Top 5 Songs

A$AP Rocky, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP © RCA

25 Best Rap Songs of 2015


After flexing my muscles (writing, not biceps) and compiling the best songs and best albums of 2015, how about diving into genres? Here’s a quickie – 25 Best Rap Songs of 2015. Are there some ‘best’ songs that didn’t get loving from yours truly? Probably, but that’s life, and life’s a five-letter word that rhymes with witch at times. Enough rambling – you don’t need … Continue reading 25 Best Rap Songs of 2015

Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb © Odd Future

TMI! 14 Songs That Reference ‘Riding Solo’


Before you read any further, this article has a dash of taboo controversy – fair warning! And to dispel any rumors or myths, this is not about the infectious Jason Derulo song where he’s “trying to get his sh*t together.” Just a friendly disclaimer! You could say that today, society is at a much more liberal place than it has been in the past. Sure, … Continue reading TMI! 14 Songs That Reference ‘Riding Solo’

A$AP Rocky, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP © RCA

Rap 2015, By The Numbers (So Far)


Last week, Brent Music Reviews was ‘blessed’ with R&B in 2015, By The Numbers (So Far). This week, enjoy the more fruitful Rap 2015, By the Numbers (So Far). The differences in the streaming and sales impact of rap in 2015 are dramatic. That said everyone knows that hip-hop has been one/if not the most successful genre of the year on the Billboard 200 this … Continue reading Rap 2015, By The Numbers (So Far)

Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind © Glassnote

25 Chart Takeaways: Mumford & Sons Score Second No. 1 Album


Shocking news: Mumford & Sons score their second #1 album! Of course they do – who expected otherwise? That totally predictable news and 24 other takeaways – some of which are much less predictable! 1) Mumford & Sons take their third album Wilder Mind to the penthouse aka #1. The numbers aren’t nearly as triumphant as they were for Babel back in 2012. Speaking of … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Mumford & Sons Score Second No. 1 Album

Zac Brown Band, JEKYLL + HYDE © Republic

25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album


Are Zac Brown Band unstoppable? Of course not, but they are on a run for #1 albums. That takeaway and 24 others worth reading! 1) Zac Brown Band scores its third consecutive #1 album with Jekyll + Hyde. The band’s previous two chart toppers are You Get What You Give and Uncaged. 2) Josh Groban had a solid week, but missed out on landing what … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color © ATO Records

25 Chart Takeaways: Alabama Shakes Top The Billboard 200


It was a good week for Alabama this week – both Alabama Shakes and Yelawolf came to play on the Billboard 200. Shawn Mendes downgraded while Sam Hunt upgraded. All those takeaways (and more) here for your partaking! 1) Alabama Shakes debut at #1 with its sophomore album, Sound & Color. 2) Furious 7 continues to dominate all facets of pop culture. The soundtrack remains … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Alabama Shakes Top The Billboard 200

Furious 7- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack © Atlantic

25 Chart Takeaways: Furious 7 Soundtrack Rises To #1  


Yep, Furious 7 kills All Time Low’s vibe this week – it takes that “Number One Spot” to quote Ludacris. That and 24 more stimulating chart takeaways!  1) The Furious 7 Soundtrack does big things this week, rising from #2 to #1. 2) All Time Low were supposed to be the stars, but Furious 7 killed their vibe – oh well. Don’t cry too many … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Furious 7 Soundtrack Rises To #1  

Wale, The Album About Nothing © Atlantic

25 Chart Takeaways: Wale Lands Second #1 Album


It feels so good to be Wale and take a second album to the top of the charts! It’s not so bad being the Furious 7 soundtrack or Ludacris – just not as a good as being Wale! Those chart takeaways and many more in this week’ 25 awesome chart takeaways! 1) Wale may have released The Album About Nothing, but it definitely didn’t do … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Wale Lands Second #1 Album